Strs Ohio cut its stake in shares of Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) by 3.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 29,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.10% of Vocera Communications worth $771,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VCRA. Blair William & Co. IL increased its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 0.8% in the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 16,035 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $369,000 after buying an additional 125 shares during the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 2.6% in the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 17,331 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $430,000 after buying an additional 434 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 12.9% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 5,771 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 658 shares during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 15,235 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $378,000 after buying an additional 1,006 shares during the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Vocera Communications by 41.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 5,208 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 1,538 shares during the last quarter.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) opened at 27.62 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $26.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.68. Vocera Communications, Inc. has a 12-month low of $15.24 and a 12-month high of $28.60. The firm’s market cap is $803.85 million.

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.19) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $38.45 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.53 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 14.71% and a negative net margin of 17.28%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.02 EPS. Analysts forecast that Vocera Communications, Inc. will post $0.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages have recently commented on VCRA. Leerink Swann boosted their target price on Vocera Communications from $24.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vocera Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $28.00 target price (up from $27.00) on shares of Vocera Communications in a report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, Dougherty & Co boosted their target price on Vocera Communications from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Vocera Communications has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.67.

In other news, Director Robert Zollars sold 62,000 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction on Monday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.91, for a total transaction of $1,668,420.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 42,748 shares in the company, valued at $1,150,348.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Brent D. Lang sold 5,000 shares of Vocera Communications stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.69, for a total transaction of $138,450.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 296,527 shares of company stock worth $7,749,115. Insiders own 6.30% of the company’s stock.

Vocera Communications Company Profile

Vocera Communications, Inc is a provider of communication solutions for mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, education and other industries. The Company’s segments include Product and Service. The Company’s solutions include the Vocera Communication System, Vocera Care Experience, Vocera Engage integration platform, smartphone applications and its Experience Innovation Network.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA)

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